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Win16 Substsyem

Discussion in 'Software' started by noelg24, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. noelg24

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    Hey guys...I am trying to install an old FIFA game...FIFA 99, but when I click install or setup.exe it comes up with this

    The Win16 Subsystem was unable to enter Protected Mode, DOSX.EXE must be in your AUTOEXEC.NT and present in your PATH.

    does anyone have any idea what it means and how I can overcome this? I looked into the autoexec.nt file with notepad and here's whats in it:

    @echo off
    REM AUTOEXEC.BAT is not used to initialize the MS-DOS environment.
    REM AUTOEXEC.NT is used to initialize the MS-DOS environment unless a
    REM different startup file is specified in an application's PIF.
    REM Install CD ROM extensions
    lh %SystemRoot%\system32\mscdexnt.exe
    REM Install network redirector (load before dosx.exe)
    lh %SystemRoot%\system32\redir
    REM Install DPMI support
    lh %SystemRoot%\system32\dosx
    REM The following line enables Sound Blaster 2.0 support on NTVDM.
    REM The command for setting the BLASTER environment is as follows:
    REM SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330
    REM where:
    REM A specifies the sound blaster's base I/O port
    REM I specifies the interrupt request line
    REM D specifies the 8-bit DMA channel
    REM P specifies the MPU-401 base I/O port
    REM T specifies the type of sound blaster card
    REM 1 - Sound Blaster 1.5
    REM 2 - Sound Blaster Pro I
    REM 3 - Sound Blaster 2.0
    REM 4 - Sound Blaster Pro II
    REM 6 - SOund Blaster 16/AWE 32/32/64
    REM
    REM The default value is A220 I5 D1 T3 and P330. If any of the switches is
    REM left unspecified, the default value will be used. (NOTE, since all the
    REM ports are virtualized, the information provided here does not have to
    REM match the real hardware setting.) NTVDM supports Sound Blaster 2.0 only.
    REM The T switch must be set to 3, if specified.
    SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 P330 T3
    REM To disable the sound blaster 2.0 support on NTVDM, specify an invalid
    REM SB base I/O port address. For example:
    REM SET BLASTER=A0

    As you can see I bolded the dosx it was talking about. hope you lot can help. thanks guys.
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Found a potential solution:
    Here's the source:

    http://www.asvic.com.au/mq-faq/FAQ-install.htm#007
     
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  3. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks tripwire all is ok now....:D
     
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